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Seaweed vs Arrowroot - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Seaweed and Arrowroot

  • Seaweed has more Magnesium, Calcium, and Iron, however Arrowroot has more Folate, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3.
  • Arrowroot's daily need coverage for Folate is 40% more.
  • Seaweed has 28 times more Calcium than Arrowroot. Seaweed has 168mg of Calcium, while Arrowroot has 6mg.
  • Arrowroot is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Seaweed, kelp, raw and Arrowroot, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +2700%
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Zinc +95.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +410.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.121
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 51% 107% 87% 18% 8% 31% 34% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 84% 18% 43% 41% 4% 18% 41%
Contains more Calcium +2700%
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Magnesium +384%
Contains more Zinc +95.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +133.3%
Contains more Potassium +410.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.121

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin A +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13200%
Contains more Folate +87.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 18% 0% 10% 13% 35% 9% 39% 1% 135% 0% 166%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 7% 36% 14% 32% 18% 62% 254% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +510.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +154.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +119.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +186%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +260.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13200%
Contains more Folate +87.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Seaweed Arrowroot
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Seaweed Arrowroot Opinion
Net carbs 8.27g 12.09g Arrowroot
Protein 1.68g 4.24g Arrowroot
Fats 0.56g 0.2g Seaweed
Carbs 9.57g 13.39g Arrowroot
Calories 43kcal 65kcal Arrowroot
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0.6g g Arrowroot
Fiber 1.3g 1.3g
Calcium 168mg 6mg Seaweed
Iron 2.85mg 2.22mg Seaweed
Magnesium 121mg 25mg Seaweed
Phosphorus 42mg 98mg Arrowroot
Potassium 89mg 454mg Arrowroot
Sodium 233mg 26mg Arrowroot
Zinc 1.23mg 0.63mg Seaweed
Copper 0.13mg 0.121mg Seaweed
Vitamin A 116IU 19IU Seaweed
Vitamin E 0.87mg mg Seaweed
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 3mg 1.9mg Seaweed
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.143mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.059mg Seaweed
Vitamin B3 0.47mg 1.693mg Arrowroot
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.292mg Seaweed
Vitamin B6 0.002mg 0.266mg Arrowroot
Folate 180µg 338µg Arrowroot
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 66µg µg Seaweed
Tryptophan 0.048mg mg Seaweed
Threonine 0.055mg mg Seaweed
Isoleucine 0.076mg mg Seaweed
Leucine 0.083mg mg Seaweed
Lysine 0.082mg mg Seaweed
Methionine 0.025mg mg Seaweed
Phenylalanine 0.043mg mg Seaweed
Valine 0.072mg mg Seaweed
Histidine 0.024mg mg Seaweed
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.247g 0.039g Arrowroot
Monounsaturated Fat 0.098g 0.004g Seaweed
Polyunsaturated fat 0.047g 0.092g Arrowroot

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Seaweed Arrowroot
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Seaweed
35
Arrowroot
Mineral Summary Score
47
Seaweed
31
Arrowroot

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
10%
Seaweed
25%
Arrowroot
Carbohydrates
10%
Seaweed
13%
Arrowroot
Fats
3%
Seaweed
1%
Arrowroot

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Seaweed
Seaweed is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Seaweed
Seaweed is lower in glycemic index (difference - 58)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.6g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot contains less Sodium (difference - 207mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Arrowroot
Arrowroot is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.208g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Seaweed - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168457/nutrients
  2. Arrowroot - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168490/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.